It has been suggested that this article be merged into [[::<Japanese Pre-Invasions of the Philippines>|<Japanese Pre-Invasions of the Philippines>]]. ([[<Japanese Invasion of Batan Island>|Discuss]]) Proposed since March 2014.
Japan launched an attack on Batan Island on 8 December 1941, to get control of the airbase on the island. Japan used this airbase to launch attacks on other islands. When the fall of liberated the town municipality in Gonzaga on 1945, joint forces of the American troops under the U.S. Sixth Army and Filipino troops under the 14th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL becomes the invasion and captured are defeating Japanese forces.
On 10 December, Japanese troops were heading off of Batan Island, when heavy winds threatened their crews. The convoy left two companies on Aparri and landed more troops on Gonzaga. While the Japanese were unloading, they were attacked by heavy bombers, but the damage done was not extensive.